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Shawl pattern

sewingfan | Posted in Patterns on

This is my first visit – so here goes.  I am looking for an article on shawls in no. 85 (oct/Nov. 99) page 66.  Does anyone have a copy of this article and could they send it to me please.  My daughter is getting married in less than 2 months and needs to cover her shoulders during the ceremony.  Unfortunately around here only strapless wedding dresses are sold, making it very difficult to be ‘correct’. 

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  1. carolfresia | | #1

    As you no doubt discovered, that particular issue is no longer in print. But I'm so glad you called it to my attention! I've been trying to find that article for some time now, but I've searched under "fichu," which is the term they use, not shawl. I would never have found it without going through all the issues!

    Anyway, if you can access http://www.voguepatterns.com, take a look at pattern 7742. Also look at http://www.kwiksew.com, for number 3285. Both of these patterns have a garment that's similar in style, although not exactly the same as the fichu by Blum and Diaz. I've seen many of these in RTW lately, but in soft knits, sometimes called "Cardi-wraps." However, this type of wrap would look stunning in organza or dupioni or gazar, maybe even lace, as a bridal accessory.

    Carol

     

    1. sewingfan | | #2

      Youy're right - I had forgotten that it was called a fichou in the article. Thank you for the pattern numbers - I will look at them soon.  What is gazar?  A kind of silk?  Organdy should look stunning and if knotted over the bust, should stay in place.  Thank you again.

      1. carolfresia | | #3

        Gazar is a type of silk that's somewhat sheer and quite stiff--like super-organza! It's not appropriate for anything that absolutely must drape, but in a design that looks good standing away from the body, or with high, voluminous collars and the like, it's pretty cool.

        Carol

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